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Skincare: The College Years

The years you spend in college can be some of the most amazing, memorable, and stressful times in your life. To this day, some of my best memories have taken place on my college campus. From concerts to club events to late night food runs, my friends and I have had some incredible times.

That being said, as the semester’s progress, it tends to get more and more stressful with the increasing course loads. Whenever I begin to get stressed, normally not even two weeks into the semester, I notice that my face starts to break out and dark circles begin to appear. That’s why I’ve added skincare products to my daily routine.

Along with the makeup products I’d already been using, I’ve added moisturizers to help give my skin much-needed hydration. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand how difficult it is to get up for 8am classes in the first place but taking care of your skin will add no more than 2 minutes to your normal morning routine and the results are well worth it.

 

The skin care products that get me through my day are:

EltaMD’s AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer

I had been looking for a moisturizer to keep my skin feeling hydrated and smooth all day and I finally found the right one! I use it every morning before heading out to class. My favorite thing about this moisturizer is that its fragrance free. Many other moisturizers I’ve tried have had a strong scent that would tend to be there all day which is why I find it better to get one without. Overall, this is definitely the best morning moisturizer you can use!

La Roche-Posay’s Rosaliac CC Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This redness-correcting crème has actually been a huge time saver to my morning routine. Not only does it reduce the effects of redness, it also doubles as a foundation by providing full coverage. Between not having to spend extra time applying foundation and reducing the redness in my face, this product is a win-win.

CapriClear

No matter the season, my hands always become dry and, until now, I hadn’t been able to find a hand moisturizer that wouldn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. CapriClear is now my go-to. I keep it in the front pocket of my backpack for when I need it in between classes, especially in the wintertime.

EltaMD’s PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer

Ending the night with the perfect moisturizer is just as important as starting the day with one. That’s why after trying the AM therapy, I immediately tried the PM therapy. This moisturizer keeps my face hydrated all night long and applies with ease. This product is definitely a must have if you have dry skin!

Along with adding a few products to my routine, I’ve also begun to change some habits to lead a healthier lifestyle. Without going on any crazy diets, I’ve started to eat healthier, go to the gym, and make sure I get at least 8 hours sleep. It’s crazy to think that eating the wrong food or not getting enough sleep could cause your skin to break out. By just changing a few small things in my everyday life I look and feel better than ever.

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